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    • Object type: cloth seal
    • Primary material: Lead Alloy

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Record ID: BUC-22F4FD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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An incomplete lead alloy cloth seal from the Post Medieval period. Just under half of the seal is missing. A squirrel sitting upright holding a nut is stamped into one side perhaps resting on a branch, beneath this are the initials I.S. On the other side is an R and above it a crown containing two pellets. There are two horizontally placed pellets next to the R. A similar cloth seal can be found on the PAS database: NMS-692F70. The cloth seal weighs 5.53g, has a thickness of 2.97mm thick, is 28.20mm long and 18.78mm wide.
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 5th July 2018
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Record ID: DENO-B7F927
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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An incomplete post medieval lead cloth seal (c. 1500 - c. 1700). The object is the rivet disc of probably a two-disc set, there is an old diametic break and approximately one third of the disc is missing. The disc shows a steep sided crown with three interior crosses, over what appears to be the initials T N - this interpretation is not certain because most of the letters are missing due to the break. It is possible that this is an alnage seal of Thomas Napper, who appears in the alnage tables for Gloucestershire in 1689. The reverse of the disc is undecorated and has the flattened riv…
Created on: Thursday 21st June 2018
Last updated: Friday 22nd June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Nottinghamshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-7B4F5A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Post medieval two part lead alloy searchers / alnage cloth seal dating from late 16th to early 17th century. The seal is circular, the obverse of the seal bears the roman numerals XX with VIII below. The reverse is unmarked. A similar seal is illustrated in Egan (1995:59 No.122 Fig.26). Dimensions: diameter: 22.26mm; length: 28.77mm; weight: 10.76g References: Egan, G. 1992. Leaden Cloth Seals. Datasheet 3. Finds Research Group 700-1700 Datasbeets 1-24. 1985-1998. Reprographic Unit, University of Oxford. Egan G. 1995. Lead Cloth Seals and Related items in the British Museum, Brit…
Created on: Monday 18th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 21st June 2018
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Record ID: BH-7A00E6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period. The seal is formed of a central disc surrounded by an attached concentric strip. The legend on the obverse reads NII/ACK in two lines. The centre of the reverse has scratched markings reading 'IIV' or 'IIW'. The cloth seal measures 23mm in diameter, 2.5mm in thickness and weighs 5.1 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 26th June 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-66C217
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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Post medieval lead cloth seal. 14mm in length, 12mm wide and 3mm thick with a weight of 1.91grams. The seal is circular and formed of two discs now incomplete which would have been joined by a short rectangular strip. Obverse inscription reads I?-/160-/ C N. This could be a match for the seal of Thomas Lane (TL) 1603 or Joshua Culey (IC) , 1606 Mayors of Norwich. Reverse image may be of a lion or a portculis? Egan, G. Provenanced Leaden cloth seals UCL Thesis 1987 p.177-8.
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oxfordshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: OXON-D3E327
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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An incomplete lead alloy Cloth Seal of late Medieval or Post Medieval (AD 1450 - 1700). The object is a two piece disc seal, the discs joined by a tab forming a loop and crimped together. The tab is now broken. One disc is plain. The other is stamped with a now indistinct design.
Created on: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-436708
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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An incomplete lead alloy Cloth Seal of Medieval or Post Medieval (AD 1450 - 1700). The object is a two piece disc seal, the discs joined by a tab forming a loop and crimped together. One disc is plain. The other is stamped with a chequered shield. The metal is a dark cream in colour Length: 24.78mm, Width: 18.14mm, Thickness: 2.71mm, Weight: 4.5g.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
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Record ID: SF-EE59B9
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A complete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1650-1705. It is circular in plan, consisting of two discs attached by a folded connecting strip. One face is illegible but originally would have displayed the length of the cloth in yards. The opposing face bears the inscription; WOR[S]TED [R]EFOR[M]ED in three lines. Preserved in fair condition with an off white patina, it measures 19.89mm in diameter, 3.43mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 5.85g. This is a cloth seal for the Norwich weavers, being the most common type of cloth seal found in East Anglia …
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 18th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Nowton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WREX-9B7BE4
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Telford and Wrekin
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Lead alloy continental cloth seal date from the middle of the 16th century until the early 17th century (c. 1550-1650). The seal depicts a capital Lombardic A for Augsberg, Germany. The capital letter replaced the lower case 'a' in the middle of the 16th century. On the other side is a stylised pinecone which is city of Augsburg's badge. Length: 30.0mm; width: 20.9mm; thickness: 4.8mm; weight: 10.1g
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Monday 14th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Waters Upton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-9973A6
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete lead-alloy cloth seal of the London based clothier Peter du Bois dating to the Post-Medieval period, c.AD 1618 - 1637. Only one disc of the four disc seal remains which features a central design of a copse of trees within a circular border. Text reading SERGE DE BOIS surrounds the image. The reverse is flat and undecorated. The metal has a mid-brown patina and is worn. The object is 25.8mm in diameter, 2.9mm thick and weighs 7g.
Created on: Monday 14th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: NARC-58F04B
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete lead alloy Cloth seal of Post-Medieval date (1550-1850). The object is a circular with a central heraldic motif on one side, the other side is blank. The heraldic motif is composed of a laurel wreath within which is a shield. The shield had a band of three five pointed stars with crescent below. The folds in the metal are visible front and back and suggest the object is three piece bag seal. The metal is a light cream in colour with a slightly pitted patina. Diameter: 28.44mm, Thickness: 3.58mm, Weight: 11.3g.
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Friday 11th May 2018
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Record ID: BERK-006B59
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A portion of a four-part Alnage cloth seal from the reign of Charles II. One disc has a Crown with: CR: beneath and ENGLAND 1682 curved around the inside of a raised circular border. The other disc 3 also has a raised circular border in which the date 1682 is straight across the top, the initials could be EHMS with the numerals 1 -1/2 beneath, for the levy paid on the cloth. A similar seal is noted on page 203 of Geoffrey Egan's - Provenanced Leaden Cloth Seals, the seal is from Oxfordshire.
Created on: Monday 7th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 8th May 2018
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Record ID: IOW-E102A1
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of post-Medieval lead alloy cloth seal (c. 1600-c. 1800). This single disc has a raised design consisting of a lion passant with 'I' behind, all within a beaded circle. The rear face is plain. There is no indication of a joining strip. Diameter: 11.0mm; thickness: 1.3mm. Weight: 0.67g. Such seals were used to mark the duty due to be paid on bolts of cloth. Heraldic devices such as this are common on Post-Restoration royal seals. Consequently, the seal was probably issued between the reigns of Charles II (1660-1685) and George I (1714-1727) when the alnage system was aboli…
Created on: Saturday 5th May 2018
Last updated: Sunday 6th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-850124
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cast lead-alloy cloth seal dating to the Post-Medieval period, c. 1600-1700. The cloth seal is of the 'two disc' type, one disc and the connecting folded strip missing in old damage. The surviving disc retains a projecting circular stud on its reverse, the opposing side decorated with the arms of Haarlem, Netherlands (vertical sword below a cross, two stars flanking each side). Preserved in fair condition with a creamy grey patina, it measures 25.41mm in diameter, 3.56mm thick at its midpoint, and weighs 8.29g. A similar more complete cloth seal also originating from Haa…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Mildenhall', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-F1F1EC
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval lead alloy cloth seal, dating to 1600-1750. Thickness: 2 mm, diameter: 16 mm, weight: 1.62 g The object is circular in form and rectangular in cross section. It is a two part cloth seal, formed of two circles of lead pressed together. It is probably Dutch and from Leiden. It features a crown above a shield bearing a lion rampant facing left. There is a possible L to left (for Leiden?) and 1/2 to right, all sitting within beaded border. The reverse is plain.
Created on: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Loughborough area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DD7A36
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and rather damaged lead-alloy cloth seal of Post-Medieval date, c. 1550-1700. The cloth seal is of the two disc type, originally connected by means of a central stud, though now only the midpoints of each disc survive. The outer disc has been stamped with the Royal Arms (three lis and three lions opposed quarterly), flanked by a cipher- though only the 'R' survives and subsequently the monarch under whose authority this cloth seal was issued cannot be identified. However based on style, it is likely to be Elizabeth I or Charles I. Preserved in rather poor condition with a…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Monday 23rd April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lavenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-090D79
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post medieval lead cloth seal dating to c. AD 1500-1715. The seal consists of one disc, with a slight projection on one edge for attachment. The outer face of the disc is decorated with a double rose, surrounded by a border of pellets. Part of the edge of the disc is missing. On the reverse of the disc is a long triangular shaped projection, it is very worn and was possibly decorated. The reverse has vertical and horizontal incised lines or scratches on. The seal measures 22.6mm in length, 19.1mm in width, 4.1mm in thickness, and weighs 3.89g. It is suggested (Elton 2017…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: BUC-08CC98
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete lead post medieval cloth seal, dating from c. AD 1500-1700. The bag seal consists of two discs that have been pressed together, the edges of both the discs are worn and mostly broken. On one side the seal is decorated with an elongated four which is joined to a cross on the right. Below the cross and 4 extended down, and are crossed by another horizontal line. In the two central cells underneath the body of the 4 and the cross are the initials I M. This motif is surrounded by an oval border. On the other disc there is decoration, however it is too worn to read, and only a…
Created on: Friday 13th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 7th June 2018
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Record ID: IOW-E8100A
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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An incomplete post-Medieval lead alloy two-disc cloth seal issued at Haarlem in the Netherlands (c. 1600-c. 1700). The edges are worn and abraded but the connecting strip is intact. The outer face of disc 1 has the arms of Haarlam: an elaborate shield, a vertical sword and four stars arranged two each side of the sword. The legend is illegible. The rivet has raised capital letters within a beaded circle: [ ]A/[ ]O·/REN The complete legend could be: A/·30·/REN Disc 2 is illegible. This cloth seal is buff overall. Length: 18.8mm; width: 15.8mm; thickness: 3.0mm. Weight: 4.15g.
Created on: Wednesday 11th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-9707AD
Object type: CLOTH SEAL
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete post-medieval lead alloy two-disc cloth seal issued at Haarlem in the Netherlands (c. 1600-c. 1700). An incomplete disc and the central rivet integral to that disc survive. The edges of the disc are worn and the connecting strip is missing. The outer face of the disc is stamped with the arms of Haarlam: an elaborate shield, a vertical sword and four stars arranged two each side of the sword. The legend is illegible. On the rivet is stamped G / 20 in a pellet border. A similar seal is illustrated by Egan (1994: 110, fig. 43, ref: 321) who suggests the arms would have been…
Created on: Tuesday 27th March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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